Laurel and Hardy, silent movie, and “Second Hundred Years” (1927.10.08)

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 Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy first appeared together as convicts escaping from a penitentiary in the silent short-film “Second Hundred Years” released on this date in 1927.  Laurel and Hardy are perfect inspiration to the craziness to which you are invited on Crosscurrents, 10/8 at 8 am.  STAN AND OLLIE ON KRNN 10/8: live on-air link:  http://www.krnn.org

 

 

 

Clear Cut in the Parlor

The Holiday Tree of December decorated in the living room gave Gavin and Wyatt the dream of howling in the Old Growth Forest out in the prized wilderness….

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…until…

….the Clear Cut of January occurred as the small noble fur tree was taken outside ready for recycling …

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….and their cherished forest had suddenly disappeared.

Rats On Planes

Rat boards flight at California airport, forces cancellation

Associated Press •       OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Alaska Airlines is calling in an exterminator after the company says a rat boarded one of its planes at Oakland International Airport in California and forced it to cancel the flight.  The airline says passengers were boarding the Portland, Oregon-bound flight Tuesday when the rat jumped from the jet way onto the plane.

Passengers already on board came off, and the plane was taken out of service. Most of the 110 passengers scheduled to take the flight were rebooked on a later flight to Portland.  Alaska Airlines says it will resume using the plane when a professional exterminator certifies it is rodent-free. The aircraft will also be inspected for any damage.

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Gavin:  This boarding process has become a real “rat race”.

Wyatt:  It seems that “rodent class” has been added to first and business class.

Gavin:  I suppose they get “cheese” instead of pretzels.

Wyatt:  The passenger seats are truly getting smaller.

Gavin:  Let’s hope the airline doesn’t start allowing “squirrels” on planes.

New Year and Future Day (2018.01.01)

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As a new day in a new year dawns, Gavin and Wyatt look out into the future.

“If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.” ~ Winston Churchill

“If you are going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

“For myself I am an optimist – it does not seem to be much use to be anything else.” –Winston Churchill

 

Happy Antepenultimate Day of 2017

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Today… the 29th of December, on the day preceding the next to last day of 2017 as the daylight fades down the channel, Gavin and Wyatt take a moment to reflect.

Lady Macbeth: Macbeth Act 3, scene 2, 8–12
How now, my lord, why do you keep alone,
Of sorriest fancies your companions making,
Using those thoughts which should indeed have died
With them they think on? Things without all remedy
Should be without regard: what’s done, is done.
Duke Senior:  As You Like It Act 2, scene 7, 120–126
True is it that we have seen better days,
And have with holy bell been knoll’d to church,
And sat at good men’s feasts, and wip’d our eyes
Of drops that sacred pity hath engend’red;
Macbeth:   Macbeth Act 5, scene 5, 19–28
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

 

Dogs and Pilots in the Cockpit for the Holidays (2017.12.01)

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per CNBC (and Doggedly Yours) news staff ……

American Airlines: ‘Only a few hundred’ flights during the holidays lack pilots (or dogs) after a scheduling glitch

  • American Airlines says pilots (and dogs) are stepping up to the plate (or dog food bowl) to take unstaffed flights  (or obedience competitions).

    A scheduling glitch (nearly an event disqualification) gave too many American Airlines pilots vacation (or nap time) over the holidays.

    The airline offered the pilots 150 percent of their hourly pay (or extra biscuit treats).

 

Time Magazine called…

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Hello Fellow Americans,

       As Donald Trump proclaimed on Twitter:

       Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Man (Person) of the Year,” like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!

       Sure… just like they called Gavin and Wyatt,

but discovered they were dogs not persons and they would have to agree to obedience training and a major gun dog shoot.  They said probably a bark and took a piss.  Woof anyway?

INDEPENDENCE DAY ON CROSSCURRENTS, 7/4

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INDEPENDENCE DAY ON CROSSCURRENTS, 7/4:  The Continental Congress after numerous changes officially adopted the final version of the Declaration of Independence on this date in 1776.  As Gavin and Wyatt watch, the Congress signs the Declaration.  As you prepare for the Juneau parade, you can listen to the pre-parade Independence Day party on Crosscurrents, 7/4 at 8 a.m.